Phoenix Suns vs Denver Nuggets
Date and Time: Saturday, June 12,2021 7:30 AM IST
Venue: Ball Arena, Denver.
Prediction: Phoenix Suns
Bookmaker: 1xbet

The Denver Nuggets will welcome the Phoenix Suns to the Ball Arena for Game 3 of their 2020-21 NBA Western Conference semi-final series.

The Phoenix Suns hold a 2-0 lead in the series. They won Game 2 by an emphatic scoreline of 123-98, with veteran Chris Paul turning back the clock with a 17-point, 15-assist performance.

The Phoenix Suns have outplayed the Denver Nuggets at both ends of the floor in the series so far. Their margin of victories in both games is evidence of that, so head coach Monty Williams will hope to all but seal the series with another win on Saturday.

Defense has been key to the Phoenix Suns’ success so far, as Williams’ scheme and the team’s discipline have prevented the Nuggets from dominating in offense. Their strategy of packing the paint paid rich dividends against the LA Lakers, and it has been a similar story against Nikola Jokic and co. as well.

The Denver Nuggets’ are in danger of falling 0-3 down on Friday, which will make a comeback nearly impossible. Their poor three-point shooting has been one of the root causes of their shortcomings in the two games of this series.

The Denver Nuggets are dealing with an injury to Jamal Murray, who is arguably their second-best player. That, combined with Monty Williams’ ability to make game-changing adjustments, makes the Phoenix Suns the favorites to take the win in Game 3.

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